Resource: Creative Commons Search

In the Orientation materials, I explained how you could use advanced search options at sites like Flickr and Google Images to find images that are licensed for free re-use. Another great way to find these freely licensed images is by using the search portal at the Creative Commons website.

As you can see, it allows you to type a search query in the box and then choose where you want to send your query. Creative Commons itself does not operate a search engine, but they do take your query and then add the necessary data to add the advanced search features for freely licensed images at these other websites.

So, for example, when I search for "frog" at the Open Clip Art Library, it takes me to the Open Clip Art Library search page, showing the results for frogs!